Tickets are available for the Oct. 19 Nevada Top Workplaces awards ceremony at the JW Marriott. Cost is $150 per person. Table size is 10 seats. It’s expected that more than 300 business leaders will attend. In addition, a special panel of experts will address how the exploding sports industry will affect Las Vegas businesses and how they can benefit from it. Speakers will be announced soon. To purchase tickets, visit here or contact Las Vegas Review-Journal recruitment consultant Iyse Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Our business leaders have always been generous with their time and knowledge,” said Chase Rankin, senior vice president of advertising for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Events like this one offer valuable insight into how the best of the best do business.”
A record 67 winners were chosen from 134 that were surveyed earlier this year. Philadelphia-based research company Energage conducted the employee surveys of the participating Nevada companies. It was free to participate and the companies got a free copy of the employee feedback. Any organization with 35 or more employees in the state was eligible to compete for 2023 Top Workplaces recognition.
“Smart companies listen to their employees and then adjust as needed,” said Bob Helbig, Energage’s media partnerships director. “The employees are on the front line. They know what’s going on and when things are working well and when they are not. Top workplaces value that and capture that. There are other employers who don’t want to hear it. They just want people to do their work and be nice and quiet. That’s not how really strong companies adjust to challenges. Sometimes, work can get messy, but the really good companies can collaborate and adjust and work through those challenges. An environment where people feel safe to fully discuss issues, where they are valued for what they bring and appreciated for what they do — those are the big differences.”
The specific rankings for the three company-size categories, along with special leadership awards, will be announced at the awards ceremony. Nevada Top Workplaces has added a new award for 2023. Energage looked through its data collected from its employee survey and found information to provide the first Nevada Top Workplaces Woman-Led Company award.
Jeff Lawrence, director of advertising for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, is spearheading the Nevada Top Workplaces campaign. He moved to Las Vegas from Texas earlier this year to take the new position. Previously, he was the senior vice president of advertising at the San Antonio Express-News. He has spent several years working with the Top Workplaces program in other markets.
Lawrence said the “sports tsunami” that is about to hit Las Vegas, with the 2024 Super Bowl, the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix in November and the relocation of the Oakland A’s to the city will be a defining moment for the city and its business growth.
“Everyone is talking about this and is excited about how these professional sporting events will be a win-win for our community,” Lawrence said.
Energage conducts Top Workplaces surveys for media in 61 markets nationwide and surveyed more than 2 million employees at more than 8,000 organizations in the past year.